The Coalition of Commercial Transport Owners has embarked on a nationwide strike.

The nationwide strike announced by the drivers is part of the measures taken by them to compel the government to scrap taxes on fuel to enable reduction at pumps.

According to the coalition, the sitting government has intended not to listen to their calls to reduce fuel prices hence their decision to embark on a nationwide strike starting from December 6, 2021.

The coalition of private transport operators consists of Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU), Association of Tipper Truck Drivers, Harbor Transport Owners, Ghana National Cargo Transport Association, Ghana Committed Drivers Association, Concerned Drivers Association, Digital Drivers, Commercial motorbike riders, popularly referred to as Okada, the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers among others.

Speaking in an interview on JoyNews, the group’s spokesperson, Abass Imoro said, “We started this crusade for about two weeks now, we have applied all humble measures to this. Each time we come out with our program, government authority steps in, oh wait, give us time then we will reverse whatever decision we have taken. Not once, not twice but thrice or four times hence our people started accusing us that we are not good leaders,” he said on Sunday.

“Looking at the current economy in which we are, we researched and find out that there is a way out. There are some taxes and levies and margins that can be scrapped out which will reduce the pump price for all of us to alleviate us from the current suffering.”